As a kid I learned this in school. Before you cross the street you need to:
The same exists for Playing By Ear. In learning or playing a piece, it’s one of the most critical skills to learn and master as it is in life. But it’s crucial to the whole process.
My mom always said that you have one mouth and two ears for a reason. So we have to listen to 2x as much as we speak.
But seriously, the art of listening is important. I daresay it’s the most important part of this process.
So keep it a little quiet and LISTEN, so you could Play It By Ear
P. I. B. E
Today is another opportunity to Play It By Ear